Daily Archives: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Job scam, Garo Hills scene to dominate

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The CBI findings on the manipulation in appointments of teachers, spurt in militant activities in Garo Hills and deteriorating road condition are some of the issues which will dominate the three-day Winter Session of the State Assembly beginning on Tuesday. This will be the last session of the 8th Assembly before the State goes to polls sometime in February next. [Full Article...]

Decision on NCP MLAs’ fate after session

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope will give his ruling on the status of 11 ‘defected’ NCP legislators soon after the Winter session of the Assembly. Though the defected legislators claim to have merged with the newly-formed National People’s Party (NPP), they will still remain as NCP legislators in the House till the Speaker pronounces his ruling. It was on November [Full Article...]

Govt gets time till Feb 8

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court on Monday granted the State Government time till February 8 to file objections on the petition to stay the demolition of Tara Ghar for construction of the new Assembly complex. While hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Informed Conscious and Responsible Existence (ICARE), the Division Bench comprising Justice T Vaiphei [Full Article...]

Hooliganism in MUDA parking lot

By Our Reporter  Shillong: Car owners have always got the rough end of the stick when trying to park their vehicles in the MUDA parking lot. On Monday, a car owner parked his vehicle at the Khlieh Iewduh Parking lot, adjacent to the chicken market at 12.15 pm. He did not find any attendant while driving in to park and therefore got no parking [Full Article...]

No pre-poll alliance, says Donkupar

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The UDP — a key ally in the Congress-led MUA government — has decided to go it alone in the upcoming Assembly elections. The decision was taken at the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting here on Monday. “After a threadbare deliberation the party leaders unanimously decided not to go for any pre-poll alliance,” the UDP president Dr Donkupar Roy [Full Article...]

Talks with pvt airlines on: Mondal

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Absence of the Advance Landing System (ALS), a refueling station and a short runway are some of the major problems hindering the State Government’s plan to bring in airline companies to operate from the Umroi airport. The State Government is in talks with different private operators to introduce their services from the Umroi airport in wake of the recent developments [Full Article...]

Cabinet meet on Lokayukta Act today

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: With pressure mounting on the Congress-led MUA Government to have an effective system to check corruption in high places, the Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the need to have a strong Lokayukta Act in the State. An official source said on Monday that the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has convened the Cabinet meet to explore the ways [Full Article...]

Ardent suspended for indefinite period

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Firebrand legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit’s honeymoon with the United Democratic Party (UDP) has come to an end with the party deciding to field former MDP legislator Draison Kharshiing from Nongkrem. At the same time, the UDP leadership has placed Basaiawmoit under suspension. With this latest development, it is more or less confirmed that the Nongkrem legislator would be contesting the [Full Article...]